January 23, (THEWILL) – While others are indecisive, frightened, waiting to be ‘called upon,’ or endorsed by godfather(s), Honourable Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas, is the first aspirant to throw his hat into the Adamawa gubernatorial ring.
He laced his declaration with a novel idea, as he carried the gospel of his aspiration to the doorstep and obtained the grace to succeed from the who-is-who, in Adamawa politics.
Today, Namdas, a two- term lawmaker representing Ganye/Toungo/Jada/ Mayo-Belwa federal constituency, has brighten the chance of his party, the APC for a smooth return to Dougirei Government House as he had wooed back leaders of African Democratic Congress, ADC, alongside thousands of their supporters to APC.
The cohesion the party is enjoying today, is also to the credit of Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas, who singlehandedly prevailed on former executive members of the party who lost their position at the last congresses, to keep faith with the party.
It is on record that the over 100,000 votes recorded by ADC, ranked it the third strongest party in Adamawa state and populated by aggrieved members who defected from the APC, in the build up to the 2019 general elections, cost APC the 2019 governorship election.
The returnees stated that their home coming was because of the belief that Namdas has what it takes to salvage the state from its current state of underdevelopment.
Former secretary of the party (ADC), Abubakar Babajo, who spoke on behalf of the returnees said, “out of the array of those trying to lead the state, only Namdas cares about the people which informed his drive to embark on massive consultation with the people.
“Politics is about give and take and Namdas is the only aspirant who approached us and asks for our support. As politicians we weighted the request and found that it is out of a genuine drive to salvage the state and we have no option other than to support it,” he said.
Babajo noted that his group also decided to endorse Namdas because of his pedigree as a grassroots politician who enjoys mass appeal.
“Apart from being a grassroots politician, Namdas is intelligent, young, vibrant and well exposed. So we believe he has the clout and the wherewithal to rescue the state,” he said.
Namdas yeoman efforts for APC to reclaim its lost mandate come 2023, was acknowledged by the chairman of APC in Adamawa State, Ibrahim Bilal.
He applauded Namdas for wooing the defectors into the party and thanked him for the numerous contributions he has been giving towards the growth of the party.
Serving the ruling party (PDP) quit notice, the campaign coordinator of Namdas, Abdurrahman Shuaibu said, “ADC is the third strongest party in the state. If the third and the second biggest political parties fused, the future of the ruling party is at stake.”
Shuaibu emphasize that, the aspiration of Namdas has reinvigorated the party and has made it a rallying point of many stakeholders adding that with the strides being recorded, APC will surely retake its lost prize come 2023.